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Federal Building and United States Courthouse site photo with the Minneapolis City Hall beyond the site, Minneapolis 1994.






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Minneapolis South Quadrangle.






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Plan of the project area showing feature locations.






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1903 Photograph of the Minneapolis City Hall / Hennepin County Courthouse showing dwellings at 324 - 328 Fourth Street North in the lower right corner (Larson 1991:2).






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Foote (1892) map showing the project area.






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Sanborn (1885) map showing the project area.






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Project Area. View to the north from the Minneapolis City Hall / Hennepin County Courthouse tower. Features are under tent in lower right corner.






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Minneapolis City Hall.






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The Federal Courthouse Site under excavation.






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Feature 2: Cistern behind #328 Fourth Avenue South.






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Feature 3: Privy behind #328 Fourth Avenue South.






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Feature 4: Cellar associated with #326 Fourth Avenue South.






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Feature 5: Cistern west of Feature 4 and associated with #326 Fourth Avenue South.






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Animal bones recovered during excavation.






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Wine and soda bottles.






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Wine and soda bottles.






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Gaslight globe (glass) and battery core, and example of early electrical use at the Federal Courthouse Site.






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The thimble clearly fits a woman's hand. Can't you see Mrs. Doyle sewing by lamplight?






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The thimble clearly fits a woman's hand. Can't you see Mrs. Doyle sewing by lamplight?






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Transfer-printed and banded everyday tableware. (this is the same pic as image 21 and there are two different captions).






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Milk glass lamp globe.






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Patent medicine bottles, embossed with pharmacy names.






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Glass and tableware.






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Glass and tableware.






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Family dining.






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Luxury tableware.






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Buttons and toy marbles.






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Excavation of Feature 2.






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Feature 2: North Profile during excavation showing bottle In Situ.






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Urban archaeology often means using a combination of heavy equipment and the most delicate of tools. Here, the bulldozer has removed a century of fill, so archaeologists can examine the turn of the century ground surface.






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Bird's Eye View of Minneapolis, published by A.M. Smith, ca. 1891. The five houses investigated are in the upper left hand corner of this image.






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